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Summer Survival Week: How to Fend Off a Shark

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Sometimes you don’t have the option of a bigger boat—here’s how to fend off a shark with whatever you have at hand.

Posted by David Borgenicht

How To Pack a Book Nerd’s Bug-Out Bag

Planning for the coming apocalypse? Whether it’s a societal meltdown or zombies you fear, a well-stocked bug-out bag is going to set you up for survival in any situation. Since one of the biggest dangers of the end of days is boredom, here’s a packing list for a bug-out bag that’s bound to keep any book nerd occupied!

Posted by Margaret Dunham

Guide to Practical Backpacking in Fictional Landscapes

All of us have wanted to transport to the fantastical, fictional places portrayed in our favorite books. Backpacking through Europe has nothing on these locations.

Posted by Christina Schillaci

Worst Case Scenario: Surviving Snow and Ice

With the impending snowstorm making its way down the East Coast this evening, we thought it would be especially pertinent to provide you with the best winter weather survival tips from our Worst-Case Scenario series. Because you know who wasn't prepared for winter weather? The Donner-Reed party, and look how that turned out. 

Posted by Jessica Tuckerman

The Greatest Sleds of Literature & Pop Culture

It is the time of year when the radio is playing songs that plead for snow. And what comes with snow? Sledding, of course! Before you go pull out ol' Rosebud, it may be prudent to review the pros and cons of this traditional winter activity. Literature and pop culture are full of sleds that have carried their riders to high highs and crashing lows. 

Posted by Sarah Fox

Quirk’s Chart o’ Vampires and How To Defeat Them

Experts agree that Halloween is the day you're most likely to encounter a vampire. But which one? Should you reach for a wooden stake, bust out a vial of holy water, or just stare into the dreamy eyes of a misunterstood anti-hero? Don't worry, just let the Quirk Books Vampire Matrix be your guide. We're just looking out for you, no need to fang us. Happy Halloween!

Posted by Quirk Books Staff